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WAC 388-107-0780

Electronic monitoring equipmentAudio monitoring and video monitoring.

(1) Except as provided in this section or in WAC 388-107-0790, the facility must not use the following in the facility:
(a) Audio monitoring equipment; or
(b) Video monitoring equipment if it includes an audio component.
(2) The facility may video monitor and video record activities in the facility, without an audio component, only in the following areas:
(a) Entrances and exits if the cameras are:
(i) Focused only on the entrance or exit doorways; and
(ii) Not focused on areas where residents gather.
(b) Outdoor areas not commonly used by residents; and
(c) Designated smoking areas, twenty-five feet away from the facility, subject to the following conditions:
(i) Residents are assessed as needing supervision for smoking;
(ii) A staff person watches the video monitor at any time the area is used by such residents;
(iii) The video camera is clearly visible;
(iv) The video monitor is not viewable by the general public; and
(v) The facility notifies all residents in writing of the video monitoring equipment.
(d) Areas used exclusively by staff persons such as, medication preparation and storage areas or food preparation areas, if residents do not go into these areas.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.97 RCW. WSR 14-19-071, § 388-107-0780, filed 9/12/14, effective 10/13/14.]
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